Carphone Buys Mobiles.co.uk

The Carphone Warehouse have been on a shopping spree again, with a ‘if you can’t beat them’ attitude, and this time have acquired Mobiles.co.uk – who have come out top ahead of Carphone in various awards.
 

After starting out over 11 years ago as the first mobile phone website in the UK, Mobiles.co.uk is still working hard to bring innovation to the industry. It is now the only website providing instant credit decisions on all 5 networks, which makes the buying experience much quicker and easier for customers who want instant gratification.

Andrew Harrison Carphone Warehouse boss, said they would continue to run Mobiles.co.uk as a separate business unit. ‘We’re just going to keep it as it is. It’s targeting a different segment of the market,’

‘We can combine what it’s doing with our back-end infrastructure – as we have done with E2Save and OneStopPhoneShop – to give it help with purchasing logistics and accessories to make it an even stronger business.’

Mobiles.co.uk services thousands of different clients each month. Operating as a web-only store, keeping costs low, the company is able to offer competitive prices on all mobile phones and accessories.

Mobiles.co.uk was the UK’s first mobile phone retail website and is now the largest web-only mobile phone store in the UK, despatching thousands of handsets per month. Mobiles.co.uk employs more than 30 staff based at its offices and warehouse in Watford, Hertfordshire.